There will be no compensation for passengers who booked on Air Berlin before it declared insolvency earlier this year after leading shareholder, Etihad, withdrew support.
Up to 100 000 Air Berlin passengers with long-haul bookings lost out when the carrier ceased long-haul flights on October 15. Another 100 000 passengers booked to fly short-haul after October 28 are also set to lose out.
Through November 17, Etihad will be offering members of Air Berlin’s loyalty program, Topbonus, the ability to redeem frequent flyer miles on Etihad through a special booking window.
Air Berlin will stop flying before Oct. 28, so Etihad’s extension gives Topbonus members several more weeks to plan free flights.
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